Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the stars who found love, suffered heartbreak or experienced some other major event in their love lives in the summer of 2020, starting with this shocking news… During an interview with Angela Yee that appeared on his YouTube channel on June 30, August Alsina claimed that he and Jada Pinkett Smith had an affair after her son, Jaden Smith, introduced them in 2015 — and that her husband, Will Smith, was fully aware of the romance and even gave them "his blessing" to see each other. On the July 10 episode of her Facebook Watch series "Red Table Talk," the 48-year-old actress admitted that she did, in fact, have a romantic "entanglement" with the singer, who's now 27, about four years ago while briefly "separated amicably" from her hubby. (They also clarified that although Will was aware of the relationship, he never gave his wife "permission" to date anyone — because only she has that power.) Ultimately, Jada reconciled with the A-list actor and reached a "new place of unconditional love" in their marriage. They haven't spoken to August since… Keke Palmer, meanwhile, was dragged into the Smith family drama after an old photo of her and August sitting in a car together resurfaced on Twitter. When a fan asked her about the pic on July 10, the actress replied, "August was never my man lol." The singer quickly caught wind of Keke's tweet and fired back, alleging that they dated — and that he was the one who called things off between them after her pals "begged" him not to "further disturb [her] mental instability." She then hinted on Instagram (without mentioning August or his allegations about their past directly) that there was more to the story: "I wanna be mean, but I can't. I want to post screenshots, but I won't," she captioned a selfie, adding that she "wouldn't feel good kicking someone when they are down." Now keep reading for more celeb love life updates…
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On May 29 — following months of questions about the status of their relationship — Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich announced they'd called it quits after nearly three years of marriage. By late July, however, there were reports that the singer-actress and the former professional hockey player were having second thoughts about pulling the plug on their marriage.
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On June 11, The Blast broke the news that earlier in the month, Kelly Clarkson filed to divorce her husband of almost seven years, Brandon Blackstock. Although fans were shocked by the seemingly sudden split, multiple media outlets later reported that the breakup was actually a long time coming.
In mid-May, there were reports that Lily James and "The Crown" star Matt Smith had rekindled their romance while quarantining together amid the coronavirus pandemic. But on July 4, the "Cinderella" actress sparked rumors that she's now dating Chris Evans when the duo were snapped sharing a cab back to the same hotel after spending the night out at a private members-only club in London. (See photos here.) A few days later, the duo were seen together again — this time eating ice cream cones while lying in the grass at a London park. (See photos here.)
Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph took to social media on May 29 to announce that the rumors from earlier in the month were true: They called it quits after more than a year of coupledom. Although initial reports indicated the breakup was mutual and amicable, things soon turned nasty, with the former couple sharing shady comments about one another on social media. Things reached a head on July 9 when the blonde beauty accused her ex of attempting to "monetize our breakup." Then on July 15, Colton was seen hiking in the Los Angeles area with Lucy Hale. According to TMZ's sources, she reached out to him after he and Cassie split and they've "been seeing each other a lot … over the last few weeks." A People magazine source added that the former star of "The Bachelor" and the "Pretty Little Liars" alum are "very casually dating."
In other Bachelor Nation news… On June 20, Us Weekly reported that Demi Burnett and Slater Davis called it quits just four months after they debuted their romance on Instagram. In the wake of the breakup, she spent time with Nick Viall, prompting him to clarify that they're not dating. Also not dating Nick? Andi Dorfman. After a fan spied them jogging together, the former star of "The Bachelor" took to Instagram to make it clear that they're just friends. He is dating, though, he revealed on a mid-June episode of his "The Viall Files" podcast. (The woman he's seeing is not a member of Bachelor Nation, he said.) In other Bachelor Nation breakup news… "The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart" runner-up Jamie Gabrielle took to Instagram on June 13 to announce that her showmance with partner Trevor Holmes had come to an end. Winners Chris Watson and Bri Stauss, meanwhile, are still going strong: The same day Jamie shared her breakup news, they posted a pair of PDA-packed photos from their reunion in Malibu. … In late June, Tyler Cameron revealed that he's casually dating 22-year-old swimsuit model Jilissa Ann Zoltko when they were snapped heading out for pizza in the Miami. … Meanwhile, on the June 18 episode of Kaitlyn Bristowe's "Off the Vine" podcast, her boyfriend, Jason Tartick, revealed that "The Bachelor" producers offered him a Neil Lane engagement ring if he would propose on the June 15 episode of "The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons – Ever!" … which chronicled Kaitlyn's relationship with her ex-fiancé, Shawn Booth. Jason considered their offer for a "day or two" but ultimately declined because he doesn't want his proposal to have any association with her past engagement, he said. In other non-engagement news… On the June 22 episode of "The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — Ever," Dean Unglert and Caelynn Miller-Keyes clarified that although they've been wearing wedding rings for the past six months, they're not legally married — or engaged. They're just super-committed to each other. … And finally, Sydney Lotuaco — who competed for Colton Underwood's heart on season 23 of "The Bachelor" before appearing on season 6 of "Bachelor in Paradise" — took to Instagram on June 18 to reveal that she has a new boyfriend.
On June 27 — after moths of rumors that Khloe Kardashian and ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson were on the brink of a reconciliation — the duo sparked engagement rumors when the reality star sported a massive diamond ring during her 36th birthday party. (See it here.) According to an Us Weekly source, they're "not engaged," but just days later, a People magazine source said that they're now "giving their relationship another try." Khloe further fueled the reconciliation rumors when she and several members of her famous family celebrated the Fourth of July with Tristan at his home in Los Angeles. Later in the month, however, she suggested that they're still just co-parenting their daughter, True.
Similarly, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott sparked a fresh round of reconciliation rumors when they stepped out together in Los Angeles on June 13. Over the course of the summer, however, multiple media outlets reported that they're still just friendly former flames focused on co-parenting their daughter, Stormi.
On July 3 — a day after she filed for divorce — Kacey Musgraves and her husband of less than three years, Ruston Kelly, released a joint statement announcing that they're calling it quits.
On May 28, Justin Hartley was snapped smooching actress Sofia Pernas outside a doctor's office in Los Angeles. (The duo co-starred on "The Young and the Restless" at the same time that Justin's estranged wife, Chrishell Stause, also appeared on the show — and according to reports, the two women were actually friendly for years.) In the days that followed, People magazine reported that Justin and Sofia had been "dating for several weeks."
On July 17, Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi tied the knot in a private ceremony at The Royal Chapel of All Saints, a 19th century church located on the grounds of Royal Lodge in Windsor, England. The duo originally planned to exchange vows at St. James's Palace in London in late May but were forced to alter their plans amid the coronavirus pandemic. Just 20 guests — including the bride's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II — were on hand when she said "I do."
On July 10, People magazine broke the news that, according to multiple sources, Rachel Bilson and Bill Hader amicably called it quits six months after they debuted their relationship at the 2020 Golden Globes in January.
On June 24, People magazine broke the news that Dennis Quaid and Laura Savoie eloped at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California, on June 2. The duo initially planned to tie the knot in Hawaii in April but postponed their nuptials due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On June 19, DailyMail.com broke the news that Heather Locklear and her off-and-on boyfriend of several years, Chris Heisser, are engaged. According to People magazine, he popped the question in late April.
On June 29, DailyMail.com published exclusive photos of Ryan Seacrest holding hands with a mystery blonde while vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, four days earlier. The photos were the first indication that the "American Idol" host and his off-and-on love of several years, Shayna Taylor, had recently called it quits for the third time. (According to People magazine, Ryan and the mystery blonde are "newly dating.") His rep later released a statement confirming the news.
On June 21, Timothée Chalamet was snapped smooching Eiza Gonzalez while vacationing with friends in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. (See photos here.) It's unclear when the 24-year-old Oscar nominee, who recently split from Lily-Rose Depp, and the 30-year-old actress — who previously romanced both Josh Duhamel and Liam Hemsworth — became an item.
On June 23, Us Weekly confirmed rumors that Jon Hamm has been secretly dating actress Anna Osceola, who appeared on the 2015 finale of "Mad Men" and later starred on "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders." The duo have been seen together several times since 2017 (often playing tennis), though it was unclear at the time that they were anything more than friends.
On July 19, Halle Berry hinted on Instagram that there's a new man in her life. "Sunday, funday," she captioned a photo of her feet kicked up next to a mystery man's feet. Sadly, she failed to identify her male companion.
On May 25, Page Six broke the news that "Riverdale" co-stars Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse quietly called it quits early in 2020 after three years of coupledom.
On June 3, Us Weekly confirmed late-April rumors that Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker are more than friends. According to a source, they're "hooking up," but their relationship is "not serious" because the model is "talking to a couple different guys."
It was a wild summer of love for Jordana Brewster! On June 6, People magazine broke the news that the "Fast & Furious" franchise star and her husband of 13 years, film producer Andrew Form, "quietly separated" earlier this year. Then on July 1, she filed for divorce. Just 10 days later, she was seen smooching a new man — DailyMail.com identified him as investment CEO Mason Morfit.
In mid-June, Brian Austin Green sparked rumors that he was moving on from estranged wife Megan Fox with reality star Courtney Stodden. Then he was seen with model Tina Louise. Courtney clearly wasn't thrilled and took to Instagram to share an old video of herself hanging out with the "Beverly Hills, 90210" alum … which prompted him to tell the paparazzi that Courtney was trying to "create problems" for him and Tina. Courtney responded by telling Fox News that she was dating the former teen heartthrob but "blocked him after several other women who he was playing came forward." She also called the actor "a womanizer" and said that he wanted her "to remain his little secret." Despite the drama with Courtney, by mid-July it appeared as though Brian and Tina were exclusively dating. On July 23, however, TMZ reported that they'd called it quits.
Another former heartthrob who spent the summer playing the field? Brody Jenner. On June 24, TMZ reported that the reality star was dating Briana Jungwirth — who has a son with former One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson — and that things were already serious. But on July 4, he was caught on camera hanging out on a boat off the coast of Malibu with a mystery brunette in thong bikini bottoms. (See photos here.) Two days later, he was snapped looking cozy with a woman from his past — model Daniella Grace — on their way into Nobu in Malibu. The reality star and the beautiful blonde were first linked in late 2019 and early 2020.
Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers took to Instagram on July 10 to release identical statements announcing that — less than two months after celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary — they're calling it quits.
On July 3, Jennifer Grey and Clark Gregg took to their respective Instagram accounts to release identical statements announcing that they're parting ways after nearly two decades of marriage.
Raven-Symoné took to Instagram on June 18 to reveal that she married her secret girlfriend, Miranda Maday. They'd previously kept their relationship completely under wraps.
Billie Lourd's boyfriend of several years, Austen Rydell, took to Instagram on June 25 to announce that they're engaged.
On July 10, Lisa Stelly took to Instagram to reveal that she and Skylar Astin are an item. The following day, the "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" actor, who was previously married to Anna Camp, confirmed that he's "dating" the Fancy Sprinkles founder, who was previously married to Jack Osbourne.
On June 22, People magazine broke the news that three days earlier, Carly Pearce filed to divorce her husband of just eight months, Michael Ray. The country music singers tied the knot in October 2019.
On May 25, Page Six reported that the Maryland-based mystery man to whom NeNe Leakes has recently been linked is a USDA director named Rodney White. According to the New York Post's gossip column, they've been "family friends" for years — since before she found stardom on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" — but started growing closer in late 2017. According to Page Six's sources, several of NeNe's "Real Housewives" franchise co-stars have met Rodney and are aware of the nature of their relationship. As for her husband, Gregg Leakes, one Page Six source speculated that he's "OK with it" because his missus "is taking care of him" financially. (Earlier this year, NeNe said she wouldn't divorce Gregg and deprive him of her health insurance amid his cancer battle.) An Us Weekly source, meanwhile, described the "absolutely romantic" relationship as "an open secret." Less than a week after Page Six's bombshell report hit the Internet, NeNe signaled that all is well between her and Gregg: She took to Instagram on June 1 to preview a new Atlanta-based business venture with her hubby — and to make light of the rumors surrounding their marriage. After writing that their "bond is unbreakable," she said that they've "been working on something very special lately" — "not our marriage fool cause we both got side pieces," she wrote, adding "let us cheat in peace and mind your business please." Later in the month, she returned to Instagram to wish Gregg a happy anniversary.
On July 2, Christina Ricci filed to divorce her husband of nearly seven years, James Heerdegen. The previous week, the child star was granted an emergency protective order against the film producer following a domestic violence incident at their home in the Los Angeles area.
On June 11, multiple media outlets reported that Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Ainsley Earhardt have been secretly dating for years. The "Hannity" host declined to comment on the romance rumors, while Ainsley released a statement insisting that she and Sean are just friendly colleagues and that she's "not dating anyone." Earlier in the month, Page Six broke the news that Sean and his wife of more than 20 years, Jill Rhodes, quietly divorced sometime more than a year ago after separating "many years prior to that."
On July 11, Darius Rucker took to Instagram to announce that he and his wife of 20 years, Beth Leonard, are calling it quits.
On June 10, People magazine reported that things recently started getting serious between Jared Leto, 48, and longtime pal Valery Kaufman, who've been quietly dating "off and on now for a few years." The 26-year-old model "even hung out with Jared's mom earlier this year," said a source.
Sebastian Stan was snapped smooching Spanish actress Alejandra Onieva during a day of swimsuit-clad fun in the sun on a yacht off the coast of Ibiza on July 4. (See photos here.) It was the first indication that there's a new woman in his life. Three days later, the pair were seen holding hands during another outing in Ibiza.
On June 28, Taylor Schilling took to her Instagram Story to reveal that she and artist Emily Ritz are an item. According to Just Jared, the two women "met through mutual friends and their relationship turned more romantic late last year."
On May 28, Thomas Middleditch's wife of four years, costume designer Mollie Gates, filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and listing their date of separation as May 22. "They still care deeply for each other and will move forward as friends," a source told People magazine of the split. The "Silicon Valley" star made headlines in September 2019 when he claimed in an interview that swinging "saved" their marriage.
In early May — mere days after Ray J told Wendy Williams that he was "gonna ride" with Princess Love in spite of their issues — she filed for divorce. By early July, however, they'd apparently reconciled: On July 6, the mother of two filed paperwork to have their divorce dismissed.
On June 8, Aaron Carter took to Instagram to announce that he and Melanie Martin are "back together" following a late-April split … during which he enjoyed an extremely public romance with another woman. Four days later, he announced that after less than five months of off-and-on dating, he and Melanie are engaged.
Jenelle Evans and husband David Eason spent the first half of June making it clear on social media that their rekindled romance had taken a downward turn. It appeared as though they'd called it quits (again) following a June 12 altercation between David and two of Jenelle's male friends — for which David was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and communicating threats. The mother of three even hinted at a permanent split, telling Celebernation that it was time for her "to move on from this relationship." But within days, they'd apparently reconciled. On June 18, they were photographed hugging and holding hands while walking their dog together at a park in North Carolina. (See photos here.)
On July 16, Danica Patrick's rep confirmed rumors that she and Aaron Rodgers recently called it quits after two years of coupledom. They are, in fact, "no longer together," the rep told E! News. The race car driver first indicated that she and the NFL quarterback had thrown in the towel when she mysteriously unfollowed him on Instagram.
Josh Lucas's ex-wife and off-and-on partner of nearly a decade, writer Jessica Ciencin Henriquez, took to Twitter on May 29 to accuse him of cheating on her "in the middle of a pandemic." Although she didn't mention the "Sweet Home Alabama" star by name, it was clear she was talking about him. The duo tied the knot in 2012, divorced in 2014 and romantically reconciled a number of times over the years, though according to a People magazine source, they hadn't been together "in a long time." Said the source, "They are co-parents and have been doing so since their split in 2014. They're in California now but live separately. They weren't trying to reconcile."
According to TMZ, Joey Lawrence filed to divorce his wife of 15 years, Chandie Yawn-Nelson, in Los Angeles County Superior Court on July 17.
Model Jessica White hinted that she and former flame Nick Cannon (pictured together in 2015 with Amber Rose) had reconciled romantically when she gushed over him on Instagram on June 15, writing that he's always been the love of her life and "always will be." The following month, she confirmed rumors that the multi-hyphenate is expecting another child with ex-girlfriend Brittany Bell, the mother of his son Golden. While responding to a fan on Instagram, Jessica alleged that she and Nick have been "together off and on for years." She also explained that his new addition with Brittany was conceived after she and Nick "had temporarily broken up." Wrote Jessica, "I am no home wrecker at all. Nick was a free man at that time and can be with whoever he so chooses and for years that person has always been me. That is between him and Britney." Last summer, by the way, Nick said he'll "never be able to be with just one woman again" or be in a relationship again.
"Jurassic World" actor Justice Smith took to Instagram on June 5 to publicly reveal his romance with "Queen Sugar" star Nicholas Ashe.
On June 25, Arielle Kebbel took to Instagram to reveal her new boyfriend, though she stopped short of publicly identifying the mystery man she could be seen canoodling with in a sweet selfie. Similarly, Torrey DeVitto hinted she had a new boyfriend when she took to Instagram on May 26 to share a photo of herself smooching a mystery man through their face masks while walking through a poppy field. However, the "Chicago Med" star has since deleted the sweet shot.
On June 29, Us Weekly broke the news that former "Person of Interest" actress Sarah Shahi filed to divorce "Shameless" star Steve Howey in Los Angeles Superior Court on May 4. They later released a joint statement confirming that they are, in fact, calling it quits.
On June 5, former "Happy Days" star Anson Williams filed to divorce his wife of more than three decades, Jackie Gerken, for the second time in a year. He first filed for divorce in September 2019 but asked to have his divorce petition dismissed the following month.
On June 29, Dr. Dre's wife of 24 years, lawyer Nicole Young, filed for divorce.
The rollercoaster romance between Dina Lohan and Jesse Nadler was in full gear this summer. On June 17, Lindsay Lohan's momager took to her private Facebook page to announce that she and her back-on boyfriend are engaged again … even though they've still yet to meet in person. (He told Page Six that he sent Dina's engagement ring to her in the mail because they're unable to see each other in person due to the coronavirus pandemic.) But by mid-July, they'd apparently called it quits again.
On the June 29 episode of Nick Viall's "The Viall Files" podcast, Kaitlynn Carter said that she's seeing someone new, but they're "not boyfriend/girlfriend" yet. "I'm trying to take it really slow and make sure that everything is in place," said the "The Hills: New Beginnings" star, adding that she plans to keep the relationship private.
In June, Noah Centineo sparked rumors that he's dating Kylie Jenner's BFF, Stassie Karanikolaou, in the wake of his breakup from Alexis Ren. After Stassie took to Instagram to share a photo of herself wearing an oversized varsity jacket, the actor commented, "Give me my damn jacket back woman. … PLEASE." Replied the newly brunette beauty, "What are u talking about, it's my jacket." Noah has, in fact, been seen wearing the same jacket.
On June 22, Lil Wayne took to Instagram to confirm recent rumors that he and model Denise Bidot are an item.
On July 11, Bristol Palin took to Instagram to unveil her new boyfriend: Austin-based contractor Zach Towers.
Morgan Stewart and Jordan McGraw took to Instagram on July 4 to announce that they're engaged after about six months of rekindled romance. The former "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" star wasn't the only reality TV personality who got engaged this month… "Big Brother" season 17 housemate Meg Malley took to Instagram on July 10 to announce that "Survivor: Worlds Apart" winner Mike Holloway popped the question. And "Below Deck Sailing Yacht" co-stars Paget Berry and Ciara Duggan took to Instagram on July 9 to announce they're engaged.
During an interview for the cover of the August 2020 issue of Vogue, which debuted online on July 9, Simone Biles revealed that she and fellow gymnast Stacey Ervin Jr. called it quits in early March after three years of coupledom.
On the July 14 episode of Dear Media's "Not Skinny But Not Fat" podcast, "Too Hot to Handle" star Francesca Farago confirmed speculation that she and YouTube star Tana Mongeau are dating. The two women first sparked romance rumors when they were snapped holding hands in Los Angeles on July 5.
Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock took to Instagram on May 29 to announce that she and English professional soccer player Andre Gray are engaged.
On July 15, People magazine broke the news that former "Entertainment Tonight" host Carly Steel and Snapchat VP Jacob Andreou tied the knot in front of eight family members at a Beverly Hills church on June 27.
During an interview with "Entertainment Tonight" that popped up online on June 5, "When Calls the Heart" actor Daniel Lissing revealed that he secretly married his longtime love, Nadia, in California earlier this year.
On June 26, People magazine broke the news that Hallmark Channel star Taylor Cole and film producer Cameron Larson tied the knot in a super-small ceremony on the shores of Lake Tahoe six days earlier.
The summer of 2020 was a "Big Brother" showmance bloodbath… On June 18, season 21 co-stars Jackson Michie and Holly Allen took to Instagram to announce that they'd called it quits after a year of coupledom. (On June 24, the brunette beauty took to her Instagram Story to share a video of herself out drinking with Bachelor Nation's Blake Horstmann, sparking rumors that she's already moved on, but according to an Us Weekly source, she and the controversial "Bachelor in Paradise" alum are just friends.) Then on July 14, Haleigh Broucher took to Twitter to announce that she and season 20 co-star Fessy Shafaat called it quits after two years of coupledom. Kat Dunn and Nick Maccarone, meanwhile, split back in April.
"Basketball Wives" star CeCe Gutierrez and former NBA champ Byron Scott tied the knot on July 11, they revealed on Instagram. The duo livestreamed their extremely intimate nuptials so that friends and family could watch from home amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On June 20, Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli took to Instagram to announce that she and "Chopped" champ Michael Castellon are engaged.
On June 17, TMZ broke the news that "The Wire" alum Andre Royo's wife of more than two decades, Jane Choi, had filed for divorce in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and listing their date of separation as Dec. 5, 2019.
Raymond Santana of The Exonerated 5 married former "Flavor of Love" star Chandra "Deelishis" Davis in Duluth, Georgia, on June 6 — just six months after they got engaged following a courtship of less than two months.
Home Free singer Adam Chance proposed to his girlfriend, Sami Matarante, on their second anniversary, March 17, the group revealed in the music video for their cover of Jason Isbell's "Cover Me Up," which People magazine debuted on May 29.
Kathie Lee Gifford's daughter, "The Baxters" actress Cassidy Gifford, married Ben Wierda, her rep confirmed to multiple media outlets on June 16, adding that the couple exchanged vows "in an intimate setting in his backyard in Michigan" and plan on having "a big celebration when it's safe to do so in the future." (Back in February, the bride indicated that they planned to tie the knot on June 13.) Another star who watched her little girl tie the knot early in the summer? Bette Midler. Her daughter, "House of Cards" and "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" actress Sophie Von Haselberg, took to Instagram on June 18 to announce that she recently tied the knot. (She's yet to publicly reveal her new hubby's identity.)